Monday, 21 April 2014

Her Fashion Box x P&P

Her Fashion Box, March Magazine, March Box


Her Fashion Box, March Magazine, March Box
Her Fashion Box, March Magazine, March Box
Her Fashion Box, March Magazine, March Box
Her Fashion Box, March Magazine, March Box
Her Fashion Box, March Magazine, March Box
Pictures belong to Her Fashion Box and Primped and Primed 

The photos are out. Albeit a month late, but better late than never!

A month ago, Her Fashion Box contacted me to feature in their March magazine issue to coincide with their 1st birthday. Since I never have been in a full magazine spread before, I entered this collab with excitement and curiosity. My job - to style a scarf, necklace and ring included in their March box. Then go to HFB headquarters for a good old photoshoot. 

Founded by Kath Purkis, HFB aims to bring women the latest fashion accessories and advice as well as beauty and lifestyle products inside a box that's delivered to you monthly. Hand-picked to your style (are you trendy, feminine or classic?), you pay $39.95 a month in return for an awesome box of goodies. 

The entire collab process was so relaxed and turned out to be an unexpected adventure. The team and I were on a hunt for the perfect background; we wandered the streets of Alexandria and trespassed on neighbouring warehouses where we talked in only whispers to avoid being kicked out. Highlight of the day was finding some rat poison that our photographer bravely kicked away. 

In addition to the magazine blogger feature, HFB also wrote a Q&A post on the their online blog (click HERE). 

Happy Birthday HFB and congratulations to Kath Purkis. 

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MBFWA Trending: The Tropics

MBFWA, We Are Handsome, Tropical trend, SS 2014/15, Palm prints, animal prints, floral prints,
MBFWA, We Are Handsome, Tropical trend, SS 2014/15, Palm prints, animal prints, floral prints,

MBFWA, Jayson Brunsdon, SS 201415, RIO collection,
MBFWA, Jayson Brunsdon, SS 201415, RIO collection, backstage
Suboo, MBFWA, SS 201415, tropical trend, palm prints, maxi dress, swimsuits

Suboo, MBFWA, SS 201415, tropical trend, palm prints, maxi dress, swimsuits
Picture Source: Lucas Dawson for http://www.vogue.com.au/ 

Colourful flora and fauna prints were abundant at Australian Fashion Week as designers looked to tropical islands for inspiration.

2014/15 summer's forecast looks bright and sunny thanks to We Are Handsome, Jayson Brunsdon and Suboo. All three showcased a collection either saturated with colour or exploding with island designs.

We Are Handsome brought the fun and energy into Fashion Week, showing their collection at the Paddington Reservoir Gardens. The lush ferns and plants around the makeshift runway complimented the tropical vibe as models strutted out in leafy, animal and oceanic prints. Sticking closely to their aesthetic of constructing pieces that 'capture the spirit and emotion of summer', We Are Handsome took no reserves as they sent out a model who held a live snake. Designers Jeremy and Katinka Somers seemed to be suggesting a tropical getaway is appropriate come the warmer weather.

Jayson Brunsdon's collection was inspired by the rich Brazilian culture, food and people in Rio De Janeiro. Titled 'RIO' it celebrated a modern girl who isn't afraid to walk out the door dressed in cobalt feathers or iridescent sequins. Metallic and reflective materials dominated the collection as models sashayed down the runway in a vision of sexy femininity and funk.
Brunsdon said: "The vibrant Carioca culture clash is infectious," where it seemed the Brunsdon girl is the life of the summer parties.

Suboo placed the focus on resortwear that's both easy to style and easy to pack. It had the essential ingredients for a chic summer holiday; silky maxi dresses and printed swimwear that took you on a trip down LA with those iconic palm trees. The Suboo girl is relaxed and fuss free during the day but can easily pop on a pair of heels and dance the night away.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

MBFWA 2014 Street Style

MBFWA, Cameo, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week
MBFWA, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week, shoes, floral print
MBFWA, Cameo, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week, denim, bustier,
MBFWA, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week, floral print, beanie
MBFWA, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week, Jeffrey campbell, white flatformMBFWA, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week, Parfasseux, YanYan, ASOS,

MBFWA, shoes, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week
MBFWA, Cameo, Bambi, deer print, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week

MBFWA, Cameo, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week

MBFWA, Cameo, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week

MBFWA, Street Style, Sydney, Australian Fashion Week, Chanel, Shanina Shaik, Victorias Secret Model


All photos belong to Primped and Primed 

I love myself some sneaky candids which is why the people in half these photos were not even posing for me. Above are street style snaps from day 3 showing an eclectic mix of styles seen at MBFWA. I even managed to grab a shot of supermodel Shanina Shaik amongst the paparazzi frenzy that surrounded her.

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